Kurt - nice job on "Song for Life" and "Chees

Discussion in 'Microphones (live or studio)' started by omaru, Oct 3, 2004.

  1. omaru

    omaru Active Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Hello Kurt - first - thank you for taking the trouble to do these audio demos. They're very helpful for me.

    Congratulations on the job you did on "Song for Life". Nice performance and engineering.

    Did you do anything special to get your voice to sit "up there" in the image - I have trouble getting my lead vocals to sit higher than the monitors.
    I'm assuming it's a mic pre problem (Mackie 1604) but I'd like to know if it's more.

    Also great job on "Cheeseburger Patio Night" - the TMP8 was excellent.

    I'd be very happy to have these results on my mixes.

    Thanks again

  2. Kurt Foster

    Kurt Foster Distinguished Member

    Jul 2, 2002
    77 Sunset Lane.
    Thank you very much for the kind words.

    Yes, those Aussie seem to have a knack for making mic pres ... I would love to have a few more. I had to send the TMP 8 review unit back and I have been waiting for another one for quite some time.

    All the tracks on "Song For Life" were done through the Sebatron vmp 4000e and a Manley EL OP ... with a U87. Lots of tubes there ... transistors can't beat the "firebottles" imo.

    I usually get in real close on the mic (2 to 3 inches) with a "popper stopper" screen .. and take about 3 or 4dB off the top with the EL OP.. no eq on playback on that one.
  3. omaru

    omaru Active Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    Thanks Kurt - and thanks for the added info - great stuff.


  4. mikE@THECAVE

    mikE@THECAVE Guest

    yea i liked it too :) ,I wanted to sign him right then and there :cool: 8) ,but the guy wants to be paid like he's Puff Daddy or somebody :? and i can't come up with that much cash!! :shock:
  5. omaru

    omaru Active Member

    Sep 8, 2004
    yeah mike - it's a darned nuisance when artists actually want to be paid - :) :) :)

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